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    Learners trace, cut out and fly a boomerang, outdoors or in a large indoor space. Boomerangs are believed to have originated among the Aborigines of Australia, so this activity could be used in...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Learners discover that soap can be used to power a boat. Learners make a simple, flat boat model, put it in water, and then add a drop of detergent at the back of the boat. The soap changes the...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 4 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Learners cut and fold a paper helicopter from the template in this PDF. They practice twirling the helicopter and observe what happens as they modify their tries. The modifications can include...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    Learners discover the bubble power of living cells in this multi-hour experiment with baker's yeast. Learners make a living yeast/water solution in a bottle, and add table sugar to feed the...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 14 4 to 24 hours
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    Scientists use enormous wind tunnels to test the design of planes, helicopters, even the Space Shuttle. In this simulation activity, learners create a miniature wind tunnel test by blowing air with...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this hands-on activity, learners make model parachutes out of various materials such as thin plastic, paper, or gauze. Then, learners test drop their parachutes to compare how long each material...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 6 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Learners of almost any age can make and fly this simple, fun, paper bag kite, even on a day that's not windy! Learners discover the Bernoulli effect—how wind, or the movement of the person...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 11 10 to 30 minutes